Ma*te"ri*al*ly, adv.


In the state of matter.

I do not mean that anything is separable from a body by fire that was not materially preexistent in it. Boyle.


In its essence; substantially.

An ill intention is certainly sufficient to spoil . . . an act in itself materially good. South.


In an important manner or degree; essentaily; as, it materially concern us to know the real motives of our actions.


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